I'm not the hippopotamus I think I am when I'm comparing myself to Blake Lively.
Some crocodile or hippopotamus crawling through the rushes might craunch the babe.
Just think of the hippopotamus, the horse or "hippos" that lives in the rivers.
It is all right for a giraffe to be sentimental, but not a hippopotamus.
It was as if a dweller in a Harlem flat had been presented with a hippopotamus.
I know our swamp as a hippopotamus might, or—to stick to plain Yankee creatures—a mud turtle.
You have never tried to demonstrate to a hypnotic that a table is not a hippopotamus.
In hippopotamus the skull though essentially like that of the pig is much modified in detail.
It was voted by acclamation, that hippopotamus was agreeable to the company.
Their prey is soon secured, for the well-aimed harpoon has done its work, and the hippopotamus is soon forced to succumb.
1560s, from Late Latin hippopotamus, from Greek hippopotamus "riverhorse" (earlier ho hippos ho potamios "the horse of the river"), from hippos "horse" (see equine) + potamos "river, rushing water" (see potamo-). Replaced Middle English ypotame (c.1300), which is from the same source but via Old French. Glossed in Old English as sæhengest.
Ypotamos comen flyngynge. ... Grete bestes and griselich ["Kyng Alisaunder," c.1300]